Fermanagh musicians excel in Mullingar!

By Mark McGoldrick SHAUNEEN Maguire and Odhran Harbinson were the big winners at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar which took place at the weekend. Maguire, from Comhaltas Derrylin, took first place in the over-18 piano accordion competition, winning the ‘Christopher Niland Cup’. Derrygonnelly’s Harbinson, meanwhile, was part of the 15-18 Ceilidh Band, under the leadership of […]

Ulster delight for Irvinestown musicians!

THREE traditional musicians from Irvinestown CCE achieved Ulster glory at the provincial Fleadh which was held in Dromore last weekend. Brothers Seán and Conor McAleer, sons of All-Ireland champion musician Brenda McCann, followed in their mothers footsteps by winning on the big stage, Seán came first place in the 12-15 Lilting competition and third in […]

Community spirit- Kinawley&Derrylin team up for Fleadh

Community spirit is alive and well in south Fermanagh as Derrylin and Kinawley came together and pulled off a hugely successful Fermanagh Fleadh.  In previous years it has been left to one town or village to host the event, but this year, Derrylin and Kinawley combined to put on a feast of traditional music and […]

It’s fleadh time again!

IT’S All-Ireland Fleadh time in Sligo this week and, as is now traditional, Fermanagh is represented in 38 age group categories.

Traditional music to the fore in Derrylin

  THE ANNUAL county fleadh returns to Derrylin on Friday for a weekend of traditional music. The fleadh features a rang of talented musicians, with the border village ready to welcome visitors from across the county and further afield. World class fiddle player Pat McManus will kick off proceedings, performing with Jim McGrath, Fintan McManus […]

‘Fleadh’ follows young musicians to All-Ireland glory

IT ALL COMES down to a good tune, well played, one final performance in front of the judges and the chance to be crowned All-Ireland champion. But after battling through the qualifying rounds, will all the hours, months and years of practice pay off? A new BBC One Northern Ireland documentary goes behind the scenes […]